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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(Oct) Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

October 17th—October 19th

Establish or deepen your meditation practice in this powerful weekend retreat. By developing more intimacy with the present moment, you can re-emerge with a fresh outlook on your life and your world. Continue »

(Oct) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with Cynthia Spencer & Rick Redondo

October 23rd—November 20th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to cultivate strength, stability and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

Mindful Parenting in an Age of Self-Importance

with Polly Young-Eisendrath

October 25th

How can we parent so that our children grow up to be compassionate, confident, and wise citizens who can share with others and speak for themselves without arrogance or aggression? Continue »

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